MEXICO CITY: Diplomatic missions of ASEAN member countries in Mexico held an ASEAN Family Day, Sunday to cement friendship and connection among them, reports Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
Opening the event, Thai Ambassador to Mexico Surasak Chuasukonthip, rotating chair of the ASEAN Committee in Mexico, underlined the significance of such activities among ASEAN members, particularly after the formal establishment of the ASEAN Community on Dec 31, 2015.
He urged ASEAN diplomatic missions in Mexico to continue assisting each other to promote the ASEAN spirit.
The diplomats and their families as well as students from ASEAN countries participated in a range of sport and folk games.
The Indonesian Embassy coordinated an aerobic performance, while Vietnamese dishes of fried spring roll and stir-fried vermicelli and shrimp were well received by participants.
The ASEAN Family Day was the second joint activity hosted by the embassies of ASEAN member countries this year. The first one was a trip to promote ASEAN tourism and business in Jalisco and Colima states in western Mexico.
Vietnam will take over the chair of ASEAN Committee in Mexico in the second half of the year. The committee comprises Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) has 10 members namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.